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Dublin: 1 °C Saturday 17 March, 2018

Today’s News

'It's all about sharing experiences': How this sailing group is helping addicts in recovery

Sailing into Wellness helps people with drug and alcohol problems to develop skills and build confidence through sailing each month.

Everything you need to know about St Patrick's Day events around the country

There’s a lot on in Dublin, but there’s a lot more going around the country and abroad this St Patrick’s Day.

'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland

“Loneliness is one of the greatest public health risks today.”

Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Varadkar presents Irish physicist and technology innovator with St Patrick's Day science medals

The medal is awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living and working in the US.

Lidl is promising to rebuild its Fortunestown Lane store ... and this is what it will look like

An incident at the store on 2 March caused “substantial damage” to the property.

Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'Young people are exhausted': This new toolkit is tackling sleep deprivation among teenagers

The Sleep Programme supports young adults to improve or maintain their sleep routine.

Monday 12 March, 2018

'It's absolutely deplorable': Record-breaking 714 people on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning

University Hospital Limerick saw the highest figures today, with 80 patients awaiting a bed.

Sunday 11 March, 2018

55-year-old Irishman to become oldest person to travel around the world on a bike

Dermot Higgins set off on his 31,000km journey last June. He’s set to return to Dublin on 1 April.

Friday 9 March, 2018

Water restrictions scaled back but will be in place from 8pm to 6am over the weekend

Around 12,750 homes around the country remain without water supply in the aftermath of Storm Emma.

Thursday 8 March, 2018

'A relentless mass casualty disaster': Medical aid at breaking point in East Ghouta

More than 900 civilians have been killed in the nearly three-week assault in Ghouta, Syria.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Latest from the Disclosures Tribunal, Eighth Amendment replacement wording and the Northern Ireland budget – it’s your evening fix.

'Name the date': Large crowd takes part in March for Repeal in Dublin city centre

The march was organised by the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.

Northern Ireland budget to include £410 million from DUP deal with Conservatives

The budget also sets out £80 million in support of immediate health and education pressure.


The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Dublin City Council proposing to stop prioritising homeless families for housing lists

The council said it is doing so in order to encourage families to seek housing in the private rented sector.

Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Two killer whales spotted off the coast of Kerry

The whales were spotted just off Dingle Bay

President Higgins: 'We are a very long way from adequately addressing issues of hierarchy'

President Michael D Higgins spoke to Ryan Tubridy ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow.

'I'm heartbroken': Irish author Emma Hannigan laid to rest following 11-year battle with cancer RIP

Lidl to demolish the remainder of its Fortunestown Lane store in Tallaght

The supermarket giant has also said it will begin offering a daily shuttle bus service for Fortunestown locals to another nearby Lidl.

Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Gardaí investigating sudden death of man in his 70s at home in Waterford

The incident occurred this evening at Connolly Place.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after 12-year-old hospitalised following Galway hit and run

The incident happened in Oranmore at around 7.15pm on Sunday.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Latest from the Disclosures Tribunal, Britain investigates Russian ex-spy incident and urgent blood donations needed – it’s your evening fix.

Substantial amount of jewellery stolen from Westmeath store during Storm Emma

No arrests have been made to date in relation to the incident.


'We have limited time': Urgent appeal for blood donations as just three-day supply left

All IBTS clinics nationwide were closed last week for a number of days due to the impact of Storm Emma.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'It has been a unique privilege': HSE chief Tony O'Brien to leave role this summer

Tony O’Brien has led the HSE since 2012.

'I'm devastated': DJ Gareth O'Callaghan reveals he has Parkinson's disease

Gareth O’Callaghan currently presents a radio show on 4FM.

Monday 5 March, 2018

Emergency Department attendances rise sharply today in wake of Storm Emma

During the course of Storm Emma, the HSE saw a 41% reduction in attendances at Emergency Departments.

Cannabis worth €230,000 found in wicker box and toys at Portlaoise Mail Centre

The drugs were found with the help of detector dog Stella.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Sexual exploitation arrests, Lidl staff relocated and Maurice McCabe at the Disclosures Tribunal – it’s your evening fix.

Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after exposure to 'unknown substance' in England - UK media

A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s, were found unconscious on a bench in The Maltings in Salisbury yesterday.

Appeal for help after a dozen exotic birds escaped Dublin aviary during Storm Emma

It is understood that about 12 birds escaped the enclosure.

Bank of Ireland establishes €50 million storm relief fund for businesses and homeowners

Many businesses and homeowners have been financially impacted by Storm Emma.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Lidl confirms staff members won't lose their jobs following Friday's alleged looting incident

Eight men have been charged in connection with an incident at the store.

Friday 2 March, 2018

'It's absolutely disgusting': Locals express anger and sadness over supermarket looting

The Lidl store in Citywest, Dublin was looted by dozens of people tonight.

Gardaí arrest nine people in Tallaght area of Dublin after looting of supermarket and car thefts

A digger was used to tear down the roof and side wall of the Lidl supermarket in Citywest.

Increased demand: People asked to conserve water as supplies put under strain

Increased demand and power outages are putting the country’s reservoirs under pressure, Irish Water said.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

People bunkered down yet again today as Storm Emma brought with it heavy snowfall.


AS IT HAPPENED: More heavy snow on east coast as drivers warned 'stay off the roads'

Our evening liveblog on the severe weather, covering what would normally be ‘rush hour’.

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